Buoy

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"Buoys" redirects here. For the band, see The Buoys.
For the French commune, see Bouy. For the Norwegian island, see Buøy.
A sea lion on navigational buoy #14 in San Diego Harbor.
Green can #11 near the mouth of the Saugatuck River.

A buoy (/ˈbɔɪ/, also /ˈbwɔɪ/ or US /ˈb/) is a floating device that can have many purposes. It can be anchored (stationary) or allowed to drift with the sea wave. The word, of Old French or Middle Dutch origin, is (in UK English) now most commonly pronounced /ˈbɔɪ/ (identical with boy, as in buoyancy). In American English the pronunciation is closer to "boo-ee."

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  1. ^ Davies, D (1998). "Diver location devices". Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society 28 (3). Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ Kery, SM (1989). "Diving in support of buoy engineering: The RTEAM project". In: Lang, MA; Jaap, WC (ed). Diving for Science…1989. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences annual scientific diving symposium 28 September - 1 October 1989 Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ Cobb, John N., "The Lobster Fishery of Maine", Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, Vol. 19, Pages 241-265, 1899; from Project Gutenberg
  4. ^ Taft, Hank; Taft, Jan, A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast and the Maine Coast Guides for Small Boats, Peaks Island, Maine : Diamond Pass Publishing, 5th Edition, 2009. Cf. Chapter: "BUOY, OH BUOY", and Chapter: "Fisherman, Lobsterboats, and Working Harbors"
  5. ^ [METOCEAN. (2008). METOCEAN SLDMB: Operating & Maintenance Manual (Version 3.0 ed.) Retrieved from http://www.metocean.com.
  6. ^ [Bang, I., Mooers, C. N. K., Haus, B., Turner, C., Lewandowski, M. (2007). Technical Report: Surface Drifter Advection and Dispersion in the Florida Current Between Key West and Jacksonville, Florida. Technical Report.].
  7. ^ George Stephen, Company Founder and Inventor of the Weber Kettle Grill

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Buoys in dry storage, Homer, Alaska